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James Fitzsimmons

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Fitzsimmons
Aliases: Fitzimons, Fitzsimons
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: 5th July, 1888
Age: 70 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Royal Sovereign
Departure date: 6th September, 1833
Arrival date: 19th January, 1834
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 168 other convicts


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Community Contributions

D Wong on 10th June, 2013 wrote:

James was 16 years old and transported for “Stealing a carpet bag”.

James was single, could read and write, ruddy freckled complexion, red hair, grey hazel eyes.
His record also says “Colonial Sentences”.

There were 2 James Fitzsimmons on this ship.

This James Fitzsimmons was a shoemaker, so I am guessing that he was the one that married Elizabeth Smith in Appin in 1840.  They had 7 or 8 children.

5/7/1888: James died aged 79 at Wellington.  He was a Publican at the time of is death, and is buried at Stuart Town Cemetery NSW.

There was also a COF on 5/11/1840 but nothing to say which James it was for.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 10th June, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1818, date of death 5th July, 1888, gender, occupation, crime

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